Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wrapping up 2012

It's almost the end of 2012... the year just kinda sneaks up on you!  It's time to wrap up my overall goals from 2012!  I have my monthly goals, but I also made a list of year goals.  I don't do resolutions, just "things to do" in the new year.  Much easier! 

Goals for 2012
Writing Goals –
“Down in the Creek”
* Hear back from waiting agent/publishing company (May 2012)
* Revise – do a new round of editing (March 2012)
* Consider self-publishing for book
“To Love Without Hope”
* Complete another round of editing before January 23rd
* Modify 300 word pitch, create new excerpt
* Enter in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel (Young Adult Fiction) on January 23rd
* If doesn’t do well in the contest, query a few more agents
* Decide if self-publishing is a good idea
“The Secret”
* Write a second draft, removing non-essential parts and changing the ending
“Nameless”
* Complete first draft by August
NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel!!
Personal –
* Go to New Zealand and see the beautiful land
* Reread “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy - finished Fellowship of the Ring, getting closer!
* See “The Hobbit” Part 1
* Find a literary agent!
* Get a tattoo


"Down in the Creek", "To Love Without Hope", and "The Secret"
I've been working on revising these three and rewriting, but I have finally decided I want to put them on the "shelf" for a while.  I like them and someday I'd like to publish them, if I can fix what is wrong with them.  It's not that that are bad, but the writing is not at a level I would want published if it is to show the quality of my writing for people to read.  They are also YA Christian Fiction and I've decided I want to write YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.  It's something I enjoy more.  I will get back to them someday.

"Nameless" and "Unless"
I finished writing Nameless and I'm getting closer to writing the end of Unless.  I decided to make them into one book, though I haven't decided if they will get another title or not.  I am very happy how they are turning out and I'm excited to finish!  I want to be able to publish this someday and I plan on finish writing Unless in the beginning of next year. 

NaNoWriMo Novel - "Defiance"
I enjoyed writing this and it only took twelve days!  It's my first YA Urban Fantasy and though there are many problems with it, I am hopefully going to revise it sometime next year.


I'm very happy with how my goals turned out this year and I think I accomplished quite a bit of writing.  I did write two novels this year. :)  I'm happy with that. 

Come back on Tuesday to see my goals for next year!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great year! Best of luck with your 2013 goals!

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  2. Wow, you've accomplished a lot this year! Good luck in 2013!

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  3. What a fantastic year! I had to shelf a few things too, but we learn and move on. Maybe come back to them. Good luck with your goals for 2013!

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    1. We do learn and move on and it's a good thing. :) Maybe we can come back to them someday. Happy New Year!

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  4. You got a lot done this year, well done! I hope 2013 is just as good :)

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  5. You should be happy, you did accomplish a lot! Best wishes for 2013!

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  6. Wow! Two novels in one year is incredible. Can't wait to see where the new year takes you!

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    1. Thank you Emily! I'm excited to see where the new year takes me too!

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